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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Café Papeneiland

Famed for its pie, this eatery has a hidden tunnel that allowed Catholics to secretly walk to church during the Reformation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Begijnhof Chapel

A hidden church in a hidden courtyard tells the story of the Miracle of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Totalitarian Art Gallery

This basement museum explores the art and artistry of fascism.
Leiden, Netherlands

Museum Boerhaave

A former plague hospital turned medical museum.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

This large copper bolt represents the benchmark for measuring sea levels in most of Europe.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Waag

Amsterdam's former hotspot for public executions and dissections.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses

The largest collection of handbags in the world, the oldest of which were used to carry Bibles, primarily by men.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Huis te Vraag Cemetery

An overgrown and largely forgotten cemetery lies hidden within the outskirts of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Inisheer, Ireland

MV Plassy

A steam trawler with a whiskey-soaked history driven ashore in 1960 resides rusty but still standing on the shoreline.